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Fritillaria biflora (Chocolate lily)
Miller, Holmes O.

Fritillaria biflora

Fritillaria biflora Lindl.

Chocolate Lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Fritillaria biflora var. biflora, Fritillaria kamtschatcensis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria biflora), from the Coast Ranges of California, has dark brownish, unmottled flowers and all leaves on the lower part of the stem.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall when flowering.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr



Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Fritillaria biflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Fritillaria biflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Fritillaria biflora


Record Modified: 2023-01-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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